Join us at the iHEA World Congress in July 2017

13 June 2017

On 8-11 July 2017, the 12th World Congress on Health Economics will take place in Boston. This year’s theme is Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems.

RESYST are excited to announce that we will be attending and participating in the conference. Don’t miss the following sessions showcasing the latest findings from our research.

How strategic purchasing can improve health care service quality – lessons from six counties in Asia and Africa

Presenter: Ayako Honda

11 July, 8:00 – 9:30am, Room HAR-326

This individual session will present findings from a multi-country study that critically assessed how healthcare purchasing functions in low- and middle-income countries from a ‘strategic purchasing’ perspective. The research used a framework that assessed purchasing relationships between governments, health care providers and populations. Many of the case studies revealed a tendency for purchasers to focus more on financial efficiency than health service quality and revealed that it is vital to establish clearer links between health service purchasing mechanisms and quality improvement in health systems.

Key findings sheet: What facilitates strategic purchasing for health system improvement?

Explaining socio-economic inequalities in healthcare utilization in Kenya: a decomposition analysis (RESYST-related)

Presentation by Edwine Barasa as part of a session on healthcare access and inequalities

9 July, 8:00 – 9:30, Room HAR-224

Kenya has made a commitment to reform its health system to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Through a number of policy reforms, Kenya has demonstrated its intension to structure health systems more equitably by implementing pro-poor policies. Equity reforms require evidence on where the inequalities exist, the extent of inequality, the determinants of inequality and the contribution of these determinants to observe inequalities. This individual session will make recommendations for improving equity based on research examining inequality in outpatient healthcare utilisation in Kenya.

Other sessions from RESYST members

Relating costs to outcomes to shed light on unintended effects and inform policy in Tanzania: a case study of payment for performance in Tanzania (285696)

Presentation by Josephine Borghi as part of the organised session: What do policy-makers want to know? Lessons learned on the use of economic evaluation evidence for priority-setting and programming in low and middle-income countries

9 July, 11:45 – 1:15, Room HAR-310

Who benefits from increased service utilisation? Examining the distributional effects of payment for performance (P4P) in Tanzania.

Presentation by Peter Binyaruka

9 July, 8:00 – 9:30, Room HAR-312

Transforming health systems financing: making sure the poor are not left behind

Organised session with Josephine Borghi

10 July, 11:45 – 1:15, Room SCI-109

Can social franchising deliver sustainable and equitable public health programmes in low and middle income countries? Empirical evidence and methodological opportunities

Organised session chaired by Kara Hanson

10 July, 2:45 – 4:15, Room HAR-324

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